Grand jury indicts Winona man in death of wife and friends

Grand jurors indict a Winona man accused of fatally shooting three people earlier this year.

Posted: Oct 23, 2019 10:43 AM
Updated: Oct 23, 2019 10:44 AM

CARROLLTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing his wife and two friends in Carroll County.

According to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Michael Barnhill was indicted Tuesday for capital murder and aggravated assault.

Michael Martin Barnhill (Carroll County Jail)

The incident happened March 1 at a home on County Road 135.

Barnhill and his wife, Marlee Barnhill, were at the home of Jim and Brooks Harrell to celebrate Marlee Barnhill’s birthday, said Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker.

The sheriff said Michael Barnhill became "drunk and belligerent,” and his wife and the Harrells discouraged his actions, causing Michael Barnhill to become "angry and combative."

The sheriff said Michael Barnhill shot his wife and then shot the Harrells

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